High school football: Norman North's Jaxon Uhles will be key to Timberwolves' success against Jenks

Jaxon Uhles comes from a football family, and his coach calls him “the ultimate football player.” Uhles and the T-Wolves' other linebackers face a tough task this week in slowing down Jenks running back Trey'Vonne Barr'e.
by Ryan Aber Published: November 28, 2012

With the numbers Jenks running back Trey'Vonne Barr'e has put up this season, Norman North's linebackers figure to be a key to slowing down the Trojans' offense.

“He's always there flying to the ball,” North's Corbin Cleveland said. “He's probably the toughest guy on the team. He may not be as fast as other people but he plays fast.”

Even though football's big in his family, Uhles could've been a baseball player.

His dad played baseball in college, and Uhles played the sport until he decided after his sophomore year to concentrate solely on football.

“There's just something about the brotherhood and the camaraderie we have with all these guys,” Uhles said. “You don't really know until you're a part of it.

“In football, you can put in the work by yourself but unless you play as one unit, you don't get the job done and you work all week for one game and when that one game's there, you've got to show up. There's not another game the next day.”

Now, Uhles gets to close his high school career playing for a state title.

“It's pretty special,” he said. “I'm going to be crying win, lose or tie. I always wanted to know when my last practice was and not go out thinking, ‘What could I have done to keep us playing longer?'”

by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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